Far Cry: New Dawn is a well-put-together Far Cry title that does a great job of bringing the story of Hope Count to a satisfying conclusion. It's fun for all the reasons Far Cry is fun with some addictive survival and base-building elements that shake up the formula just enough to make New Dawn stand well on its own.
Hitman 2 is the perfect game for fans of the franchise that are looking for an excuse to dive back in. It doesn't do much to improve on the original formula, but the original formula is still fun and exciting enough to carry the game when combined with IO Interactives attention to detail, level design, and NPC AI. The whole game feels like you're wandering around living, breathing environments that are built to challenge your skills and creativity as an assassin, but that manages to do so in a way that feels fun and addicting even after multiple runs through the same level.
Creed: Rise to Glory is nearly a perfect VR boxing experience and more than worth your time if you're looking for a new way to have fun in VR and get a solid workout in at the same time. The story and atmosphere manage to make it feel like you're actively participating in a true underdog story that does justice to the source material while doing new and interesting things in VR.
Although Transference is an interesting narrative horror game, it struggles to carve out a space as a VR game and a traditional title. The story is undeniably something worth experiencing, but the gameplay is lackluster enough that more often than not it serves as a barrier to experiencing what Transference does best.
All in all, The Exorcist: Legion VR is an incredibly enjoyable, but short VR experience that shows off just how much fun VR horror can be with proper sound design and attention to detail. You may not want to play this game over and over again, but for a short, five chapter horror story it's undeniably engaging, and more importantly, scary as hell.
Galak-Z: Variant S is an interesting mobile 2D action space adventure that feels right at home on the Switch as a casual title for playing on the way to work or on the train. Unfortunately, although the art style and gameplay are well put together and fun to play, the microtransactions severely hinder the experience.
Seeking Dawn is a somewhat flawed but overall incredibly enjoyable VR title. Graphically it's one of the best sci-fi VR games we've ever dived into, and overall the shooting and exploration prove that Seeking Dawn is much more than a pretty face. With around 14 hours of gameplay packed into a $40 package it's one of the longer VR experiences on the market and worth playing through solo or with friends.
Jurassic World Evolution is imagination candy for anyone that loves the movies, and despite its flaws it's worth playing if you're looking for a relaxing experience building a theme park full of dinosaurs. It's the perfect combination of engaging objectives and micromanagement to kick back and lose yourself in.
State of Decay 2 feels like it's trying too hard to force the player to do too much. There's no way for the player to really control the way they absorb the experience and more than a few of the mechanics break the careful relationship the rest of the game tries to foster. Overall, it's the kind of game that you want to love, but that needs a lot of work.
As it stands right now Psychonauts In The Rhombus of Ruin is a fun little VR game that offers a few hours of entertainment but doesn't nearly live up to its potential. If you're a fan of the franchise and already own a good VR headset it's more than worth the $20, but for anyone looking for more will probably be disappointed.
A Way Out is a fun ride that shows off a great cooperative experience, an interesting story, and some of the coolest camera work to ever grace a video game. It's an extremely smooth experience with very few rough edges. That said, it lacks some of the content we've come to expect from interactive stories, which makes it a fun ride, but not something that you'll likely return to again and again.
Fallout 4 VR is a splendid example of what every fan of VR hopes the industry is working towards. This is a AAA title that offers hundreds of hours of immersive, atmospheric gameplay that manages to nail the feel and aesthetic of VR without feeling like a cheap imitation of the main game. There are still a few flaws, and we would love to see Bethesda roll out mods and DLC from the main game, but in the meantime, it's an experience that's worth it for fans of VR and Fallout alike.
DOOM VFR delivers a fun VR experience that gives you a tiny taste of an excellent meal, a meal that's full of stunning visuals, demon stomping, and a satisfying blend of upgrades and the weapons we know and love from the DOOM universe. Unfortunately, a few bugs and some questionable design choices mar an otherwise fantastic VR game.
The Gallery: Heart of the Emberstone proudly carries the torch from the first chapter in The Gallery series. It offers an experience that feels totally unique in the gaming world. It does a fantastic job of breaking away from the stigma of short, proof-of-concept VR titles to deliver a quality narrative experience that's a must-have for any fan of the genre.
Total War: Warhammer 2 manages to iron out almost all the rough edges from its predecessor while throwing in enough quality new content to keep things fresh and challenging. The result is a journey into the Warhammer fantasy universe that's both engaging and infinitely fun to play.